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Trostbrücke: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

1. Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

If you are interested in the history of Hamburg, then this is the perfect tour for you! You will learn interesting facts about the history of the city and simultaneously visit places like the first harbor basin of the Hanseatic city, inaugurated in 1189. In addition to the wealth of information from your professional tour guide, you will also have many fantastic photo opportunities. During the tour you will learn about the largest German underground bunker system, which contains over 700 bunkers – a truly exceptional history. Take a closer look at Hamburg’s first pneumatic post, which was put into operation on 24 October 1864, or the famous promenade on the Mönckebergstraße, affectionately referred to as “Mö” by the locals. Get exciting information about the Great Fire of 1842, which raged for 4 days and destroyed large parts of the old town. Also learn why Hamburg changed its look from narrow streets and passageways with half-timbered houses to a modern commercial city within a short space of time.

Hamburg: Town Hall, Speicherstadt, and HafenCity Tour

2. Hamburg: Town Hall, Speicherstadt, and HafenCity Tour

Enjoy a tour between the Hamburg Town Hall and HafenCity. From the Town Hall, cross the Trostbrücke to reach the war memorial, St. Nicholas's Church, and the historical Deichstrasse. Pass through the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) to the cruise ship terminal in HafenCity. The tour continues along the Elbe River to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, the Landing Stages, and the Baumwall metro station. Learn about the Great Fire of 1842, and discover how Hamburg developed from narrow streets and passageways with half-timbered houses to a modern commercial city in such a short amount of time. Throughout the day, learn about how the city changed over the centuries through historical images.

Hamburg Private Walking Customized Tour

3. Hamburg Private Walking Customized Tour

Learn how the village of Hammaburg grew from a small settlement of 800 people to become the second largest city in Germany with 1.86 million residents. Hear about the cholera epidemic and the great fire of 1842 that began in a cigar factory. Learn why the people of Hamburg say "moin" all the time. Hamburg is a big beautiful city with lots of water. It has more bridges than Venice, Amsterdam, and London put together. There is the beautiful Alster Lake with wonderful villas around it. The Town Hall looks a bit like a castle and was built in 1897. See the oldest basin in the city at the Trostbrücke. Marvel at the merchant houses of the Deichstraße. Visit the Church of St. Nicholas, which was reduced to ruins during World War II. Listen to the most sinful stories of the Reeperbahn. It is hard to believe but not everything in this part of the city is about sex and drugs. You will first be told the exciting history of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and then head to the different places like Spielbudenplatz, the Dancing Towers, the theater mile, the police station, Hans-Albers-Platz, the Ritze, and of course, the Große Freiheit, where the Beatles became famous. Until 2013 live sex shows were allowed here but they are now forbidden.  Learn the story of Hamburg's old warehouse district and see the amazing glass structure of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Get breathtaking views of the harbor from the Elbphilharmonie Plaza. Explore the HafenCity district, including the Speicherstadt area, which as declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Encounter a beautiful courtyard at one of the old warehouses. Learn why spiders are a problem in the HafenCity. Go aboard and see the many different and beautiful sights of the city of Hamburg on a private harbor cruise. The itinerary of the tour is flexible, depending on the tides and daily events. Learn about the city's history, the incoming and outgoing ships, and everything else you might be interested in. Sit back and enjoy the view of the city from the water on one of the sun decks or in one of the air-conditioned salons with large panoramic windows.

Hamburg: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2 or 4 hours

4. Hamburg: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2 or 4 hours

Make the most of your time in Hamburg with a private guided tour of the city's highlights. Discover the rich culture of this historic Hanseatic city, see the UNESCO site of Speicherstadt, and marvel at the famous Elbphilharmoie. Meet your driver and guide at your chosen pickup location in Hamburg for an introduction to Germany and Hamburg's recent history. With a separate dedicated driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around. Choose between a 2-hour panoramic drive or a 4-hour tour, including a guided walk around the city center and a drive to some sights on the city's outskirts. Visit the Town Hall and the historic Kontor buildings on Deichstraße, which served as foreign trading posts during the Hanseatic times. See St. Nicholas’s Church, its ruined tower, destroyed in WW2, and hear about the war's effect on Hamburg. Continue to Hamburg's oldest bridge, the Trostbrücke. Next, spend some time in the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt, the historic warehouse district near the harbor. Stop to admire the architectural splendor of the Elbphilharmonie, one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls on the planet. Continue to visit St. Michaelis, St. Peter, and St. James to marvel at some of the most iconic examples of red brick and Gothic architecture. Next, head to the Binnenalster, an artificial lake formed from the Alster river. Stop to watch swans and boats glide by and take in stunning waterside views of the city. Opt for the 4-hour tour to add a stroll through Hamburg’s Reeperbahn, the main artery running through the city’s red light district. Walk around Beatles-Platz, where 4 life-sized silhouettes of John, Paul, George, and Ringo commemorate Hamburg’s role in catapulting the ‘Fab Four’ to superstardom. In both options, enjoy at least 2 breaks to shop for souvenirs or grab a snack. As you drive, let your guide know what sights are on the top of your list, and if there are any restaurants or cafes you'd like to check out.

Hamburg: City & Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

5. Hamburg: City & Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

Take in the multifaceted history of Hamburg with a private guided tour of the city and visit to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Soak up the history of Hamburg's old town center with your private driver and explore the Neuengamme memorial for two hours at your own pace with an audio guide. After being picked up from your hotel, start at the neo-renaissance Town Hall. Continue to the 14th-century Deichstrasse and St. Nicholas’s Church. Head into the medieval city and explore Hamburg’s trendiest district, Speicherstadt. Marvel at the modern architecture of the Elbphilharmonie. After the city tour, continue to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Starting in the main camp, visit the former barracks, the SS guardhouse, watchtower, and the House of Remembrance. Next, see three of Neuengamme’s preserved satellite camps: Bullenhuser Damm, Poppenbüttel, and Fuhlsbüttel. Explore the camp's Rose Garden for the Children of Bullenhuser Damm and the Peace Tree Memorial. Contemplate the stories of the more than 40,000 people who died here as a result of starvation, disease, forced marches, and brutal treatment before being dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Trostbrücke

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Andreas was our guide and I was researching Hamburg for a book. His knowledge and communication was excellent. If there was information I already knew he moved effortlessly to information which illuminated and opened the story. Superb guide highly recommended.

The tour was very interesting and the guide very knowledgeable.